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12:15 PM ET, December 22, 2010


 Top News: 
James Barron / New York Times:
Times Sues City Police, Saying Information Has Been Illegally Withheld  —  The New York Times has sued the New York Police Department, saying the department had routinely violated a state law that requires government agencies to provide information to the press and the public.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
F.C.C. Approves Net Rules and Braces for Fight  —  Julius Genachowski, the F.C.C. head, center, with Michael Copps, left, and Robert McDowell.  —  8:52 p.m. |  Updated Want to watch hours of YouTube videos or sort through Facebook photos on the computer?  Your Internet providers …
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
FCC Passes Compromise Net Neutrality Rules  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski presides over an open-internet meeting in March 2010.  —  In a closely watched vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved compromise net neutrality rules Tuesday that would forbid the nation's largest cable …
Robert Ambrogi / Robert Ambrogi's LawSites:
Bloggers Beware of Demand Media's Demand for Ownership  —  [See my update about this: Clarification on Demand Media: Two Contracts.]  —  Way back in 2006, I accepted an invitation to enroll this blog in something called the BlogBurst Network.  It described itself as “a syndication service …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
How journalists can mine census data for stories about their changing communities  —  Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau rolls out the first data in a long string of releases that will keep journalists busy for more than a year.  The government has a new widget that will help you see the changes …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Gregg Birnbaum joins POLITICO  —  Gregg Birnbaum, the former New York Post political editor who recently left that paper after 17 years after a widely reported newsroom spat, has signed on as a senior editor at POLITICO.  —  He will be based in New York and start off concentrating on breaking news coverage …
Joelle Diderich / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: YSL's Moroccan Passion... Barneys' List...  MOROCCAN PASSION: Yves Saint Laurent is going back to its founder's Moroccan sanctuary.  For the luxury brand's spring 2011 campaign, Stefano Pilati had model Arizona Muse pose in the gardens of Bled Roknine, a Thirties-style villa in Marrakech …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
News Corp. Gets Antitrust Approval for BSkyB Bid, But ‘War’ is Declared  —  News Corp.'s £7.8 billion bid to buy British Sky Broadcasting won anti-trust approval from the European Commission on Tuesday, clearing a key hurdle on the path to the mega-merger.
Tomoko A. Hosaka / Associated Press:
Sony launches subscription music streaming service  —  Sony looks to the clouds for new online music service in challenge to dominance of iTunes  —  Related Quotes  —  TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. on Wednesday launched a music streaming service in a bid to boost sales of its consumer electronics …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Hearst's inside track on Elle of a mag deal  —  Bids are due this week in the big selloff of Elle and other magazine titles in the worldwide stable of the Lagardére Group, which is hoping to sell everything outside of its native France to the highest bidder.
Robert D. Hof / Technology Review:
Searching for the Future of Television  —  Google and the geeks from Silicon Valley aim to revolutionize the 70-year-old TV industry.  Conquering the Internet was easy in comparison.  —  Nearly every week from last February until mid-May, Google trotted wide-eyed visitors into a small room …
Danielle Gould / Food+Tech Connect:
Gourmet Live: Iterating A Recipe For Digital Content Success  —  Gourmet Magazine's closure last year “presaged the death of magazines,” lamented Jeff Jarvis in a blog post about the end of the longest running food-magazine in the United States.  As the social web increasingly democratizes publishing …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Jilted Ex Blasts NY Times Over ‘Vows’ Story: ‘Revisionist History’  —  Yesterday I asked whether The New York Times made any attempt to get both sides of the controversial story of two married parents who left their spouses for each other — a question the Times refused to discuss.  Now we have our answer.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Q&A: FTC's Top Technologist Talks Data Tracking  —  When the Federal Trade Commission says “do-not-track,” what does it mean exactly?  What types of online data is the agency referring to in its proposal for a browser-based mechanism allowing consumers to opt-out from tracking?
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
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Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

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